My Submission to the 5th Uppercase SPD Guide

“I can make patterns and get paid for it?!” …That is the revelation I had several years ago when I was a PhD dropout and trying to figure out what to do with my life. All I knew was that I really, really loved art and patterns and colour and that this thing called surface pattern design was an actual job. In Pakistan, textile design … Continue reading My Submission to the 5th Uppercase SPD Guide

Art Class

Every child is an arist. The problem is how to remain an atist once we grow up – Pablo Picasso One thing I love as much as making art is sharing it and teaching it to others. Throughout university I taught art classes to children and youth at my hometown art gallery when I was home over the summer and on breaks. As a teacher, … Continue reading Art Class

Art Therapy

By the time Canadians reach 40 years of age, 1 in 2 have—or have had—a mental illness. – Canadian Mental Health Association I am among 50% of Canadians who has struggled with mental illness. It’s not easy to share that and write it so publicly but I know the importance of removing the stigma around openly talking about mental health – in general but especially … Continue reading Art Therapy